M. Gasby Brown
CEO & Executive Consultant
M. Gasby Brown has an unparalleled passion for the nonprofit industry. Her work and impact are testaments to her strong belief in the need for good philanthropic practices. As Founder & CEO of The Gasby Group, Inc. (TGG), she leads a powerhouse team of global organizational development, communications, and philanthropic experts with an impressive list of clients. TGG offers a broad range of consulting services including fundraising campaign readiness, board development, strategic planning, succession planning feasibility studies, annual sustainability and capital campaign design.
Brown is a faculty member of the prestigious The Fund Raising School (TFRS) at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy where she has taught for more than a decade. She shares her strategic thinking and expertise with fundraising professionals, executives, and board members nationally and internationally. The courses Gasby teaches include Managing the Capital Campaign, Developing Major Gifts, Principles & Techniques of Fundraising, Annual Sustainability, and Fundraising for Small Nonprofits.
Ms. Brown has authored several books: Art of Praise, 7 Fatal Flaws of Non-Profit Boards and How to Fix Them, and The Seven Qualities of Capital Campaign Success. Her most recent book, Business of a Spiritual Matter: What All Leaders of Faith-Based Nonprofits Should Know has received endorsements from notable leaders across the country. The book’s foreword was written by Dr. William Enright, Founding Director Emeritus, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. Brown’s upcoming book project, Think Like A Nonprofit, Act Like A Business will be released in 2021.
As a former reporter for Fox Television’s WNYW in New York City, where she was a Financial Correspondent for "The McCreary Report" and General Assignment Reporter, her stories were nominated for several awards. She was also the New York Correspondent for BET, interviewing the top names in the entertainment industry.
Gasby is a sought-after speaker, lecturer, facilitator and thought leader. She has revived her popular lunch seminar series, NonProfit Thursdays™ as a podcast to educate, empower, and encourage nonprofit leaders.
She holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and conducted advanced research in new communications technology at MIT’s renowned Media Lab.
Her board involvement includes the Institute of Policy and Understanding (ISPU), Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project (Advisory Board), and Kids Hope USA (National Advisor). She is a member of the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Leadership Network.